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Cozart, Negron HRs back Latos, Reds over Indians
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

By MARK SCHMETZER

Associated Press

 

CINCINNATI — Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and chipped in with a hit as the Cincinnati Reds opened a 7-game homestand with an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Zack Cozart hit a 3-run homer off the left-field foul pole and Kristopher Negron added a 2-run shot as the Reds won for the third time in four games.

Latos (4-3), making his 10th start since opening the season on the disabled list and being activated on June 14, allowed just one runner past second base before Yan Gomes led off Cleveland's 3-run eighth with his 16th homer.

 
MLB Scores, Schedule
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

National League

Tuesday's Results

Cincinnati 9, Cleveland 2

Philadelphia 2, Houston 1, 15 innings

Miami 6, Pittsburgh 3

N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 1

Minnesota 3, San Diego 1

Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 3

St. Louis 3, Boston 2

Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 5, 12 innings

Kansas City 12, Arizona 2

Seattle 4, Atlanta 2

L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 4

 
Stewart marks 1-year anniversary of injury in Iowa
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart was exactly where he wanted to be when he marked the anniversary of the devastating injury that cost him the second half of last year's NASCAR season.

He was trackside in Iowa at the Knoxville Nationals.

The 3-time Cup champion has not once wavered in his commitment to sprint car racing despite the crash in Iowa last August that led to a broken right leg. He marked the anniversary Tuesday night with a post on his Twitter account, noting his life changed one year ago: "Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to get me back to where I'm at today. It's your life, live it!"

 
MLB Scores, Schedule
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:38 PM

Associated Press

American League

Monday's Results

Baltimore 7, Washington 3

Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 1

N.Y. Yankees 2, Detroit 1

Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 3, 7 innings

Oakland 3, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings

L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 0

 
Venus Williams advances in 3-set win at Montreal
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:35 PM

MONTREAL (AP) — Venus Williams rebounded from a shaky second set to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Elena Vesnina stepped in as a replacement for the ailing Andrea Petkovic and earned a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi.

The afternoon matches saw scoreboards go dark due to a long power outage that affected 200,000 customers in the area. But play went on despite the lack of electricity, which shut down the umpires' microphones, and left the players without light or hot water in their clubhouse.

 
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